Setting a meeting gives the two leaders an opportunity for face-to-face time, but President Biden said he would deliver no “fundamental concessions” over Taiwan.
President Biden will talk about democracy and the threats election deniers pose to the voting process, one of several recent speeches about extreme far-right ideology.
Requests for Jill Biden, the first lady and the president’s most popular surrogate, are piling up ahead of the midterm elections. Her visits can deliver a morale boost and a fund-raising opportunity.
The first lady said she had once helped a friend recover from an abortion before there was a constitutional right to the procedure. “Women will not let this country go backwards,” she said.
President Biden traveled to Poughkeepsie, N.Y., to connect a $20 billion investment by IBM to the bipartisan bill meant to spur production of critical microchips.
It is unclear whether their delicate détente will hold longer than President Biden’s four hours on the ground near Fort Myers, Fla.
Utility companies are still working to restore power to thousands of customers on the island nearly two weeks after Hurricane Fiona made landfall.
As borrowers wait for the administration to unveil an application for loan forgiveness, they are wary of legal challenges and a proliferation of misinformation.
The estimate by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office renewed the debate between supporters of debt forgiveness and those who say the initiative amounts to reckless spending.